Thursday 22nd June 2017
We're deep into wedding season at Tailored right now, with scores of bands performing for happy couples at events spanning the length and breadth of the country - from party bands in Hampshire performing fabulous events across the sunny south coast, to cumbria wedding bands playing receptions all the way into Scotland!
We feel this gives us a pretty unique perspective on what's hot and what's not in the world of weddings in 2017. We even think we've got a keen eye for what's going to stay with us all the way into next summer - so for all you lovely people planning next year's wedding, here's a list of some of our favourite summer wedding trends that'll have your guests positively wowed.
As reported on The Knot's fantastic summer trends wedding blog from earlier this year, lawn games have been with us on the wedding scene for some time. But 2017 has seen a step up in the mid-day guest entertainment, with the introduction of a host of fabulously fun school sports day style activities. From badminton courts, to sack races - one of our Manchester wedding bands even spotted an obstacle course! It's a great way to break the ice and get all your guests chatting over a cocktail. Maybe wait for your food to go down before taking to the badminton court, though!
The Street Food Revolution
Hog Roasts are so last year- it's time to up the stakes a bit. Considering the monumental rise in the popularity of street food in recent years, it's a bit of a surprise it's taken so long to make its way to the wedding scene. But this year, it's absolutely exploded. 2017 has seen some truly original, mouth-watering meal options emerge that'll really spice up your wedding food. Some of our favourites include Dough & Deer's incredible Land Rover Pizza Van, to Cantina Carnitas' vibrant Mexican feasts. One particular offering that got us seriously excited was seeing Pieminster on the menu at one wedding! We're getting hungry just writing about it...
Bag Yourself A Roaming Band
Everyone is always looking around for something a little different for their wedding entertainment. Here at Tailored, we're fairly sure we've found the next big wedding music trend that's about to take the UK by storm. 'Roaming bands' make the stage a thing of the past - instead, they wander around amongst your guests performing songs to straight to them - up close and personal. Our very own London roaming band, The Wanderland Band are quickly becoming one of the most in-demand London function bands out there - they're hip, fresh and tonnes of fun. Book them now before next summer turns into a sell out!
Make Your Wedding Photos Truly Explosive!
The lead singer of one of our most popular London wedding bands, Festival Nights, told us about a new trend he'd recently spotted at a wedding in London - photographers using colourful smoke bombs to bring a serious wow factor to wedding photos! This article from the fabulous blog Off Beat Bride goes into all the details - check out how cool this looks! We're sincerely hoping this particular trend takes off into 2018 and beyond.
So there's four fab new trends for you to check out for yourselves. And don't worry, we'll be keeping our eyes peeled for more awesome new wedding day ideas throughout the busy summer months - maybe we'll drop a few more cool vibes your way later on in the year!
Happy Wedding Planning! Xx